June is here, and with a new month ahead we set out to begin our latest mini-series. The series this month will spotlight films with strong LGBTQ themes and characters. This week’s film is the 2012 teen romantic, drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower. We are happy to welcome Jimmy Diaz and Cody Ingle to this week’s show to discuss the film, and the important themes it represents. So without further ado, here is our spotlight on The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, and stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and Paul Rudd. The film follows an freshman introvert Charlie (Lerman), who finds himself welcomed into the lives of seniors Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Miller). Charlie develops a crush on Sam, which soon jeopardizes their friendship, and his relationships with the other friends in their circle. Furthermore, Patrick holds a hidden relationship with the star football player, hiding it from most of the high school.
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